Introducing HOMESin part IV

Landlords and support and care providers can list their housing vacancies in real time at no cost and pay a small, one-off fee when a tenant is successfully referred by a commissioning authority and accepted by the landlord or support/care provider.

Introducing HOMESin part IV 2

Founder, Lee Parker speaking at Housing Conference 2019 in Manchester

Landlords and support/care providers are able to list vacancies in advance of them becoming available, minimising voids time, revenue loss and delays for tenants. HOMESin allows for planned moves over time for people with additional needs who require transition, and also for people requiring immediate housing, for example in the context of “Housing First” models. In addition to a system that’s based on outcomes for people (people are appropriately referred and housed in a timely way) there are also cost benefits to the public purse, time efficiencies and both direct and indirect cost savings to commissioners, landlords and providers.

HOMESin is about raising standards. The portal enables the generation of a great deal of operational management and cost information for HOMESin participants, so live comparative data on housing and provider costs and outcomes can be identified, based on our RAG/traffic light systems.

About HOMESin

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The idea was originally developed by a member of the HOMESin team Lee Parker, whilst working as a senior Local Authority commissioner. Due to the lack of a centralised system to identify appropriate housing for people with additional needs, Lee created a stripped-down version of the HOMESin portal and identified that there were far more supported housing vacancies than anyone was aware of and the situation of long waiting lists and high voids started to be resolved.

A few years later and through 18 months of development working closely with all stakeholders, HOMESin is now ready to help house people well, and end voids quickly.